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US Oil Output Hit a 43-Year High Last Year

And though it has since flagged, there’s reason for renewed optimism.

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Here Comes the American Crude Resurgence

American oil production just saw its first big increase since April 2015.

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While Europe Gets Gouged, Americans Enjoy Cheap Power

The savings will be particularly welcome in poorer households.

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Cheap Gas Is Killing Coal and Saving the Planet

Planned coal plants have fallen 14 percent in 2016, thanks largely to cheaper, cleaner alternatives like natural gas.

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Labor Day Gas Prices Hit 12-Year Low

Falling oil prices will help American drivers save 27 cents per gallon at the pump this holiday weekend.

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Gas to Surpass Coal in Electricity Production

Natural gas is going to produce a record amount of electricity in 2016, according to the EIA.

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America Is the New Oil #1, Thanks to Fracking

America has more recoverable oil than any other country in the world, according to new estimates.

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Frackers Fix Their Fatal Flaw

The shale industry is making impressive progress in bringing down the steep output decline rates of fracked wells.

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Frackers Fix a Major Green Problem

Flared gas rates in North Dakota have dropped from 36 percent in January 2014 to just 10 percent in March.

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Why U.S. Drivers Should Thank Fracking this Memorial Day Weekend

Cheap oil means cheap gasoline, and American drivers are expected to take full advantage this holiday weekend.

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illiberalism

Tribalism on one side strengthens tribalism on the other.

A Setback?

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party suffered a defeat at the polls on Sunday. But the country’s next parliamentary could come sooner than most expect, offering the populists another chance.

Europe's Mess

A “No” vote many thought would strike a serious blow against the EU may have been more of a stay of execution. But that does not mean any of Europe’s underlying problems have gone away.

Budget Battles

Many of the nation’s top military brass have Putin on their minds when looking at the 2018 defense budget.

democracy and its discontents

The outcome of the election made the public more supportive of America’s idiosyncratic election system overall.

Consequences

Yet more proof that the only way to assure good treatment for refugees is to do everything to prevent their displacement in the first place.

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